CFP: Political Realism in Comparative Perspective

CALL FOR PAPERS
POLITICAL REALISM IN COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVE
PACIFIC DIVISION MEETING OF THE APA
MARCH 31 – APRIL 4, 2010
SAN FRANCISCO, CA

The International Society for the Comparative Study of Chinese and Western
Philosophy (ISCWP) is seeking presentations on Hobbes, Machiavelli, or any
major Western political thinker committed to developing political principles
within constraints set by realistic accounts of human behavior and
motivation. Topics might include (but are not limited to) Hobbesian views of
human nature, moral or psychological egoism, or realist accounts of state
legitimacy.

The chosen presenters will share a panel with experts in Chinese political
philosophy, whose papers will focus on an influential school of political
realists in China. All presenters must be open to giving comments and
criticisms to the other panelists during the discussion period. However, no
familiarity with Chinese philosophy is required or even expected.

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Guidelines

Submission Deadline: September 30, 2009.

1. To submit a paper proposal, please provide a 250-300 word abstract.
Submissions need to include presenter's name, institutional affiliation,
paper title, and email address.

2. Announcement of papers and/or panels selected for presentation will be
made in mid-October.

3. Address all submissions and inquires to:

Professor Steve Angle
Email: sangle*at*wesleyan.edu